New Map Explores Sustainability Across the Subsea Industry


By Kristin LeeApr 27, 2023


This month’s list of telecom reading recs starts off with a new map that you may have seen circulating on social media.

The Sustainable Subsea Networks Map

In partnership with the SubOptic Foundation, TeleGeography recently designed and produced a sustainability map documenting best practices across the subsea industry.

The Sustainable Subsea Networks Map reflects the sustainable contributions of several different companies. Take a closer look at this map for insights into key sustainability metrics and what makes a network sustainable.


How Saudi Arabia is redrawing the map of the future with fibre-optic cables

According to Middle East Eye, “Saudi Arabia needs more bandwidth for its Vision 2030 strategy of economic diversification, and is investing heavily to become the digital hub of the Middle East.”

Read this piece for more on how Saudi Arabia is investing in the expansion of its fiber-optic network infrastructure. You’ll see our own Senior Research Manager Paul Brodsky cited a few times throughout the article.

Meta helps change the game for indoor cellular

Picture this: you’re walking down the hall of a large building and suddenly find that your cell phone cannot reach outdoor wireless networks anymore. We’ve all been there, and it’s pretty inconvenient.

How did Meta solve this problem for its corporate offices?

In the words of Light Reading, “The solution involved a newly released spectrum band, a partnership among heated rivals and a network that's "significantly" cheaper than Meta's previous way of providing indoor coverage.”

The Rise and Fall of a Caribbean Communications Kingpin

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Denis O’Brien—the Irish businessman who founded international telecom group Digicel in 2001—could lose up to 90% of the company to U.S.-based investment firms.

These firms are poised to seize control of the business in exchange for writing off up to $1.8 billion of Digicel’s debt.

The revelation that O’Brien could lose his empire follows a tumultuous period for Digicel. Senior Research Analyst Tom Leins fills us in on the details in a new trends piece.

Surveying the WANscape

TeleGeography Explains the Internet just wrapped up its fourth season with Junior Research Analyst Mei Harrison’s podcast debut.

Listen to the full episode for a comprehensive review of what is afoot in the world of WANs—plus a little preview of what our WAN Manager Survey is looking into next.

The podcast will be back in a few weeks with a new season of brilliant guests and curiosity-fueling topics. You can catch up on all episodes over here.


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Paul Brodsky

Paul Brodsky

Paul Brodsky is a Senior Research Manager at TeleGeography. He is part of the network, internet, cloud, and voice research team. His regional expertise includes Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

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Tom Leins

Tom Leins

Tom Leins is a Senior Research Analyst for TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database. Based out of the company’s UK office, he also contributes to the company’s daily CommsUpdate newsletter, which includes his popular weekly MVNO Monday round-up. MVNO industry aside, Tom has developed a strong specialization in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean, tracking mergers and acquisitions, spectrum auctions, regulatory developments, market opportunities, and growth trends.

Mei Harrison

Mei Harrison

Mei Harrison was formerly a Junior Research Analyst at TeleGeography. Her research was focused on WAN.

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